This is not only a guide for you to communicate with others, but with God too, in order to strengthen you and build your faith in Him. It can be intense, and maybe difficult to follow for new believers, but used in a small group setting, it can be quite beneficial. The discussion questions are thought-provoking and will be a great chance to get to together and grow in faith as a group. It will strengthen not only your faith, but your relationships with each other.
"Loving God with our hearts and our minds involves the same treatment if we are to have a healthy and balanced faith. First, we need to recognize that the only way we are ever going to achieve success engaging our minds in our faith in addition to our hearts is by taking responsibility for our faith, including the weak areas. Once we've done that, we need to do the hard work of incorporating apologetics into our lives as a daily spiritual discipline, along with Bible study and prayer, to continue strengthening any weaknesses." (196)
NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group for an honest review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
|A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind|
By Patty Houser / Bethany House
If you would like to have a stronger, more resilient faith, you can have it! The trick is to fully engage your mind, not just your heart. This means knowing why you believe what you do. In Believe, Patty uses real-life stories - including her own ten-year search for truth - to help you explore and understand your beliefs. She also demonstrates how you can use this knowledge to better share your faith with those you love in a relational way. Includes questions for personal study and large or small groups.
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR
Patty Houser (MA, Christian Apologetics, Biola University) is the director of women's ministries for Solid Reasons and is a national conference speaker and teacher who equips women to share and defend their faith in language women best understand: woman to woman. She lives with her husband and son in Burke, Virginia. Learn more at pattyhouser.com.